#1
I haven't tried the Highway One Stratocaster yet, nor will I very soon, but I'm wondering can this guitar crank out nice hard rock tones, like Black Stone Cherry and classic rock tones (not the HSS one, the SSS one)
#2
It should be able to crank out anything. Only thing I would advise is to buy locking tuners for it.
Quote by satchgear
I tried it out in store.

Great neck, nice n light, good tuning stability. Overall a good guitar. I didn't but it cause I generally only buy guitars over a grand now.